While technology is disrupting the tourism industry, it is also bringing with it benefits to the industry and the end user. By 2030, 1.8 billion tourists will visit the continent. Africa can greatly benefit from technology to grow its share of the global tourism market.
Danette Breitenbach 1 hour ago
Social media is unique in the history of communication, in that it potentially allows equal exposure to everyone - from David Icke, who believes that an alien-lizard Illuminati runs the world, to web pages devoted to the political philosophies of the "KarJenners" (I had to look that one up).
William Smook 3 hours ago
It's just 766km from Entebbe in Uganda to Bujumbura in Burundi. Yet to fly between the two destinations, travellers often need to fly hundreds of miles east via Nairobi, or connect half-way in Kigali, making what should be an hour-or-so flight, a three-to-four-hour one.
Natalia Rosa 4 hours ago
A sand pumping initiative, proposed and launched by eThekwini Municipality and Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has seen sand reinstated along eroded sections of Durban's Golden Mile. As a means to tackle beach erosion exacerbated by climate change and inclement weather, the project, initially conducted as a trial in October of 2017, could offer similar benefits for beaches extending further northwards.
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The run-up to the 55th Africa Day, celebrated annually on 25 May in parts of Africa and around the world in commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) (now the African Union), is an ideal time to reflect on the opportunities presented by a new collective zeitgeist happening in Africa.
Bizcommunity.com 1 day ago
The TreadRight Foundation celebrated The Travel Corporation's (TTC) recent signing of the Buenos Aires Declaration on Travel and Tourism and Illegal Wildlife Trade - a framework to aid the travel and tourism industry in the fight against wildlife crime - at the World Travel and Tourism Council's (WTTC) Global Summit to mark Endangered Species Day (18 May).
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In South Africa's tight economy, bleisure, as a rising trend, has become the ideal way to find a balance between work and play. The combination of business and leisure means adding a little more room for relaxation on business trips, to keep one's mind and body in a positive state all year round.
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De Hoop Nature Reserve, situated in the Overberg region of the Western Cape, has remained a firm fixture on many a South African travel itinerary. And it's more than worthy of bragging rights.
Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago
They say that the universities and colleges of today are training people for careers that don't even exist. According to the World Economic Forum, some 65% of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in completely new job types that have yet to be created.
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Johannesburg and Cape Town have made into TripAdvisor's top 10 list in the Travelers' Choice Awards for Best Destinations in Africa - listed alongside some of the continent's top destinations.
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According to Rendani Khorommbi, deputy director of Joburg Tourism's Convention Bureau, "The recently released International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) rankings for 2017 indicate that Johannesburg has improved from the 2016 results, by hosting 23 ICCA qualifying meetings, compared to 14 which were hosted in 2016."
18 May 2018
Continuing on its drive to encourage visitors to fall in love with the Mother City's lesser-known but unique experiences in a destination, Cape Town Tourism has released the latest in their "Love Cape Town Neighbourhoods" video series focusing on Mitchells Plain.
18 May 2018
On a day that started with a misty chill and brightened to crisp winter perfection, I joined the select group of media dining at Terra del Capo at Anthonij Rupert Wyne on the L'Ormarins Estate in Franschhoek to sample their new tapas-style winter antipasti menu. Get those taste buds ready! This is definitely one to add to your Winter to-do list...
Leigh Andrews 18 May 2018